Jaffe & Asher is pleased to announce that David R. Shyer and Jonathan D. Berg have become Partners of the firm, effective February 1, 2017.
David joined the firm in 2007 as an Associate in our commercial litigation department, and has extensive involvement in complex insurance coverage disputes. He represents clients in the defense and prosecution of lawsuits seeking judicial determinations of coverage under various types of first and third-party liability policies, and drafts opinions providing comprehensive legal analysis of coverage-related issues. David also possesses considerable experience in litigation, arbitration, and mediation of employment-related issues, bankruptcy, fraud, and general business and contractual disputes.
David received his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was a founding member and Supervising Editor of the Cardozo Law Public Law, Policy, and Ethics Journal and a Teaching Assistant in the Cardozo Legal Writing program. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan. He was selected to the 2015 New York Super Lawyers Rising Star list and was named to the 2016 New York Super Lawyers list.
Jonathan joined Jaffe & Asher in 2013 as an Associate. His practice focuses on disputes involving securities brokerage firms and their employees and customers, as well as the collection and enforcements of civil money judgments and account debit balances. He handles promissory note cases, arbitration proceedings and regulatory matters before FINRA and the CFTC. Jonathan has represented brokerage firms, registered representatives and individual investors in numerous customer and industry arbitrations.
Jonathan also provides counsel to individuals and companies in securities industry contract, employment and termination disputes. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and his B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.